Drury went 1-for-1 with a game-winning solo home run in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Atlanta. Entering the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning, Drury got hold of a Max Fried curveball to produce the winning margin. The 28-year-old utility player now has four homers in only 52 plate appearances for the Mets, but he's unlikely to push his way into consistent playing time unless the team suffers another rash of injuries.
Drury went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 12-5 loss to Atlanta. The veteran utility player didn't even start the game, instead coming on in the fourth inning as part of a double switch and still getting in a full night's worth of production. Drury has been a useful spare part for the Mets this season, slashing .265/.294/.490 with three homers through 51 plate appearances.
Drury was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday. Drury spent just over a month with the minor-league club, and he slashed .303/.375/.545 with five home runs, nine doubles, 21 RBI and 16 runs during that time. The 28-year-old should serve as a reserve infielder.
The Mets optioned Drury to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The 28-year-old failed to make an impact offensively after being called up May 21, hitting .182 and getting on base at a meager .217 rate. Patrick Mazeika was recalled Tuesday to replace Drury on the Mets' roster.
Drury is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Jonathan Villar returned to the lineup in Tuesday's 10-3 loss after missing the previous four games with a hamstring injury, closing the door on Drury's path to an everyday role. After having recently started four times in five-game stretch, Drury will now be on the bench for the third time in four contests with Villar available again.